Paddle through the thousands of lakes in Finland

Mikko Nikkinen / Visit Finland


Explore the lake landscapes of Finland by kayaks

The beautiful nature and thousands of lakes makes paddling in Finland an unforgettable experience. Paddling is possible with various equipment – try SUP surfing, kayaking or sailboarding. Kayaks are perfect way to get to know unique Finnish nature. They offer an easy way to access different kinds of lakes and rivers because it doesn’t matter if the water level is low or the lake or river is narrow. There are multiple routes that suits for kayaks in Finland.

SUP-boarding combines the lake landscapes and fun

Stand up paddle (SUP) surfing is an off-shoot of surfing and it originates from Hawaii. SUP surfing has made a breakthrough among paddlers. At the moment SUP surfing is more popular than windsurfing. SUP surfing improves your balance and body control. SUP surfing is a great choice for everyone who enjoys water activities.

Let the wind guide you with a sailing board

Enjoy Finnish summer, lakes and rivers with all your senses by taking a trip with a sailboard. Have fun and let the wind take you from one place to another. Sailboard works well also in the shallow water. Use sailboard to explore various Finnish lakes, islands and beaches. This small sailboard suits well for the beginners.

Equipment rental for paddling and sailing in Finland

Equipment rentalPrice
Inflatible kayak for 1 person25€/day
Inflatible kayak for 2 persons30€/day
SUP board10€/hour
Sailing board32€/day

Choose your favourite paddling trip in Central Finland:

Guidance to canoeing in the flowing water

Guidance how to canoe in the flowing water in Naissaari, Vaajakoski.
Duration: 1,5 hours.
Group size: 1-6 persons.
Prices: 1 to 3 persons 87 € per person and
4 to 6 persons 75 € per person.

Around the island of Varasaari

Kayaking trip around the island of Varasaari. The distance is 3 kilometers.
Duration: about 1 hour.
Group size: 1 to 20 persons.
Prices: 29 € per person (minimum charge of 403 €)


From Laukaa’s harbour to Saraakallio. The distance is 4 kilometers. After canoeing you will move into the beach and go to examine the stone age monuments.
Duration: 3 h.
Group size: 1 to 20 persons.
Prices: 41 € per person (minimum charge of 403 €)

The secrets of islands

Finding out the secrets of Säynätsalo’s and Muurame’s islands. Kayaking trip will last about 3 hours and you will canoe on the mazes of the islands. The possible starting points are the beach of Muurame Vitapolis, the beach of Muurame or banquet hall of Juurikkasaari.
Duration: 3 hours.
Group size: 1 to 20 persons.
Prices: 44 € per person (minimum charge of 403 €)

The Jämsänjoki on its own merits

The starting point is Jämsä’s beach boulevard.

Distance: 10 kilometers
Duration: about 3 hours
Group size: 1 to 20 persons.
Prices: 52 € per person (minimum charge of 460 €)

Alternatively, start the trip from Jämsä’s beach boulevard and the arrive in the harbour of Hulkionlahti.

The prices include:

a reference guide, guidance, equipments and transport of equipments. Almost all trips can be carried out in a canoe, kayak or SUP board. Prices are the same regardless of the equipment.

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